* These resources require a Houston Public Library Power Card for access from your home or office.
Locate books appropriate to a student's reading level. Check with your student's teacher or school for specific details and approved AR lists.
An easy acess point to some of the top book-related sites, including information on awards and recommended reading.
See interviews with your favorite authors on these downloadable videos.
Detailed information about series fiction as well as new fiction titles.
Discover thousands of free public domain e-books including original books from new authors that you can read on any mobile device.
Service designed to help you keep track of fiction titles in series. Offers email notices about newly published titles from your favorite series. Free registration required.
Goodreads is a social network for readers where members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more.
Search the full text of books and discover new titles to read.
All about books, authors, book clubs, and sharing your love of reading.
Holdings of our national library and the research arm of Congress.
Catalog your books online.
Source for over 28,000 free eBooks.
Online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction or nonfiction book to read. Includes Lexile scores.*
A complete readers resource with information on well over 200,000 fiction and narrative nonfiction titles.*
Over 3,000 iPod compatible downloadable audiobook titles. Includes classic and new fiction and nonfiction titles. NOTE: OneClickdigital is currently experiencing problems with the Browse feature in their system. If you wish to browse their catalog, click here. First time users need to create a OneClick account to download an audiobook; please continue to use the primary OneClickdigital link to register for an account.*
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks, many of which are downloadable. All books are in the public domain, that is, the copyright on these titles has expired.
Book lists and discussion guides for reading groups.
Something About the Author Online brings you thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators totaling more than 12,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images.*
Online picture books, puzzles, games and quizzes for children.*
Catalog of library materials owned by libraries around the world. Includes ability to search for books in Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (traditional and simplified).*
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